England set to take big lead against South Africa

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England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to replace Russell Domingo as South Africa's head coach. While it was Jonny Bairstow who got out for 99 in the first innings, in the second innings it was Joe Root, the young captain, who fell short of 1 run to get to his half-century.

Former Aussie Test quick Jason Gillesie, who interviewed for the England head coach role back in 2015 after an impressive stint at Yorkshire, confirmed to cricket.com.au on Saturday that reports in the United Kingdom linking him to the job were the first he'd heard of the news.

James Anderson, who put England on course of a series win against South Africa on second day of the final Test at Old Trafford, said he felt additional pressure when he took the new ball at the end that now carries his name but was delighted to end the day with four victims.

Dean Elgar, at third slip, sighted the ball early and made good ground to his left - but couldn't cling on with two hands.

Ali controlled a 58-run stand with Toby Roland-Jones, scoring 45 of those 58 runs from just 40 balls.

Ali, coming in at No. 8, counterattacked convincingly, hitting eight fours and three sixes in his 67 from just 59 balls.

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It would leave England searching to appoint a replacement before the start of this winter's Ashes in November, with former Australia bowler and Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie a possible interim appointment for that series.

Domingo's contract runs out at the end of this season and the position was advertised by Cricket South Africa (CSA) with Domingo reapplying for the role.

Olivier had his tail up, causing problems with his clever right-arm medium-fast deliveries and, after troubling Stokes outside the off-stump on several occasions, got his reward when the England batsman edged to skipper Faf du Plessis at first slip.

In the first session, losing both Alastair Cook and Tom Westley to Morne Morkel, England looked up to Root and Keaton Jennings for a partnership.

Earlier, Stuart Broad cleaned up the South African tail to give his side a lead of 136 runs in the first innings.

That left James Anderson high and dry on 4/38 - one scalp shy of what would have been his first five-wicket haul in tests at his home ground‚ where an end was named after him before the match.

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